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7/11/13 10:32 A

Thanks Motivated, that helps.

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7/11/13 10:05 A

Thanks for the reply. I have read those articles and tried quite a few of the options to try and break out of this plateau, but no luck so far.

The new Nutrition Tracker is confusing because it is definitely giving me a much higher calorie goal on the days when I run.


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7/10/13 9:18 P

The body should easily have enough reserves to be able to cope with 3-5 mile runs, and replenish those reserves on non-running days. If you started talking 8-10 mile runs, then the need to eat more on workout days may be more compelling.

The Plateau Busters series of articles at
may help you identify some of the underlying causes.


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7/10/13 8:14 P

I have a question about the amount of calories I need based on my workout.

I've been on Spark for a year and half. In the first year I lost weight, but for the last 6 months I have not lost any weight. A big time plateau. I've been running since last August, trying to maintain a 3 runs/week schedule, 3-5 miles each.

I have a FitBit for tracking my activity. I just switched to the new Spark nutrition tracker and it's telling me I have more calories to eat today, a lot more than I expected. Have I not been eating enough? How can I tell how much I should be eating on the days I run vs. the days that I walk/weight train?



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